Welcome to *RE-POST* Weekend, one of my favorites.......
What classifies a good 'Drive Thru ORDERER'?
You know - can you say:
"I'll have a number 4, minus the tomato, extra large fry with a diet coke"
all in one sentence and without the speaker asking you additional questions?
Or how about a whole car load of orders?
Let's just say, I feel confident in my "drive thru" ordering ability.
So, what happens when I "drive thru" when Dan's driving?
#1 - I hang over him out the window and do the official ordering for the entire car.
#2 - (see below)
Speaker: Welcome to Lee's Famous Recipe, Can I take your order?
Dan: Ya, thanks.
Speaker: Go ahead and order when you're ready.
Dan: Ok - I'm not ready. (To me: what should we get?)
Me: (To Dan: Just go ahead and order whatever you want, and then I will tell you my order so you can tell it to her)
Dan: (To me: What?) Ok. I'm still not ready.
Speaker: Ok - just go ahead and order when you're ready.
Dan: I'm not ready, but OK. (To me: Why does she keep saying that?)
Dan: Ok, I'll have a number 1.
Speaker: Ok, hang on a second.
Dan: What? Hello? Anybody there?
Me: (To Dan: Honey, she said to hang on a second.)
Dan: (To me: Why? she kept saying to go ahead when I'm ready - and now I'm ready.)
Speaker: I'm sorry we are all out of Dark Meat - so, if you would like a number 1, the wait will be 20 minutes.
Dan: Oh. Well, I can't wait that long, so....... I guess I will have a number 4 - with a BREAST. That's not dark meat is it?
Speaker: No, it's fine, we have that.
Dan: Ok, I'll take the number 4.
Speaker: Ok, what sides would you like with that?
Dan: What do you mean, WHAT SIDES? What's a 'side'? (To me: What does she mean "what sides?)
Me and speaker at the same time: You get to pick 2 sides with the BREAST.
Dan: I just want the number 4. You know, like in the picture. But, I would like another biscuit.
Speaker: Ok, well, what sides would you like with it?
Dan: (To me: Why does she keep saying that?) I just want the number 4.
Speaker: Ok, what sides?
Me: (over top of Dan - yelling) - he'll take the coleslaw and an extra biscuit as his 2 sides.
Dan: (To me: what are you doing, I told her I wanted a number 4, there is coleslaw RIGHT IN THE PICTURE - she KNOWS that I want that!! Why are you telling her that again?)
I just want what's in the picture!!
(To me: why do they have a picture, if that is not what you get?)
Me: Dan, ssshhh, I am trying to hear her.
Speaker: Ok, anything else?
Dan: (To me: what do you want?)
Me: Tell her I want a number 4 with mashed potatoes and coleslaw, and a diet.
Dan: She wants the same as I got.
Speaker: Can you PLEASE pull forward. This does not seem to be working....
As we approached the window,
I expected the girl to say: "It's OK, you can have a number 1 now - the Dark Meat is done"